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David P. Thatcher • Associate

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. • Atlanta, Georgia

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Contact Information

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
One Ninety One Peachtree Tower
191 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 4800
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
phone 404-881-1300
fax  404-870-1732


David P. Thatcher is a seasoned litigation attorney who represents clients in sophisticated business litigation matters. He also advises employers concerning all aspects of employment law and litigation. In his 18-year career he has obtained favorable results for clients ranging from the successful prosecution of securities fraud and Lanham Act cases to winning the defense of a class action filed against a client by the EEOC.

Mr. Thatcher regularly appears on behalf of clients in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies across the country, in claims filed by employees, former employees, and government agencies. Additionally, he advises clients on daily employment issues, including trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and handbooks and policies.

Mr. Thatcher’s practice philosophy includes striving to obtain as comprehensive an understanding of the client’s business as possible, in order to render effective advice while managing litigation goals, reducing exposure and containing costs. Should going to court be necessary, he is prepared to vigorously advocate on behalf of client interests.  Mr. Thatcher has the highest ranking of “AV” according to Martindale-Hubbell.

Significant Results

Obtained dismissal of all claims in defense of trade secrets case filed in federal district court after plaintiff rested its case

Achieved summary judgment for employer in EEOC class action discrimination case

Achieved summary judgment for employer in whistleblower case

Obtained large settlement in prosecuting allegation of unlawful use of client?s name in violation of Lanham Act

Exonerated employer in trial of multiple discrimination claims

Obtained full settlement in securities fraud case and pay back of redemptions from other investors

Achieved reformation of trust to include erroneously omitted client, which was affirmed on appeal

Successfully upheld and enforced joint ventures, which was affirmed on appeal

Activities, Awards, Acknowledgments

State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association


  • College: B.S., Mercer University, 1988
  • Law School: J.D., cum laude, Mercer University, 1991

Bar Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
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Practice Areas

• Employee Handbooks
• Employment At Will
• Employment Contracts
• Employment Law
• Executive Compensation
• Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
• Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
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